This week’s In Media Res theme focus is Political Polarization (August 13-17).

Here's the line-up:

Monday, August 13, 2012 - Sue Collins (Michigan Technological University) presents: “After Four Years of a Celebrity President,” is Romney the Anti-Celebrity Candidate?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - Angela Aguayo (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale) presents: Chick-fil-A and the Rhetoric of Polarization

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 -Emma Frances Bloomfield (University of Southern California) presents: Doubting Science Along Party Lines: The Polarization of Climate Change

Thursday, August 16 - Stephen Dillon (University of Minnesota) presents: The Silence of Law and Order

Friday, August 17 - Justin Rawlins (Indiana University) and Zenia Kish (New York University) presents: "Telling Stories is the Most Powerful Thing": Kony 2012 and Narrative [Dis]Unity

Theme week organized by Karen Petruska (Georgia State University).

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